[s-cars] 2000 A4 1.8t new owner questions

theringmeister at triad.rr.com theringmeister at triad.rr.com
Mon Jul 7 13:10:47 PDT 2008

Don't I know that.  I had to do that job on the 1.8T, and it weren't fun (nor cheap).  FWIW, the car is still on the road and the new owner love it, so I guess my mechanix skillz ain't so bad.

Wylie Bean
TheRingmeister at triad.rr.com
90 cq
91 90q20v sport
92 UrS4
01 allroad

---- Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com> wrote: 
> Wylie- you're more or less correct- the 1.8T interval was 90k as long as I
> could remember. Definitely not 60k.
> Abiding by my mechanic's advice (he's been doing VW/Audi since around 1980),
> I would do no longer than 5 yrs. or 60k miles on an interference engine.
> I've heard bad experiences from almost any brand of engine when the timing
> belt interval was beyond 5 yrs. or 60k miles- VW, Audi, Honda, DSM, Toyota,
> Porsche, etc. I'd rather spend the money on the timing belt service than
> spend money on a new or rebuilt cylinder head, new valves, etc.
> Taka

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